it’s the ambiguity

that makes Brokeback Mountain effective in depicting so-very-human lives. So three of us concluded last night after a pal saw it and joined me and LB for a debrief. So many things are left unsaid, or are said with such a range of possible meanings, or are hinted at by body language and nonverbals…for awhile we discussed the possibility of actual dishonesty but decided that wasn’t really it: the storyline develops out of the tensions of people doing the best they can in circumstances that have no precedent, for which they have no preparation or models, and for which there is not only no support but outright antagonism.

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